The Use of DNA Array Technology in Studies of Ocular Viral Pathogenesis
- Viral Discovery and Sequence Recovery Using DNA Microarrays. Wang, David; Urisman, Anatoly; Yu-Tsueng Liu, Anatoly; Springer, Michael; Ksiazek, Thomas G.; Erdman, Dean D.; Mardis, Elaine R.; Hickenbotham, Matthew; Magrini, Vincent; Eldred, James; Latreille, J. Phillipe; Wilson, Richard K.; Ganem, Don; DeRisi, Joseph L. // PLoS Biology;Nov2003, Vol. 1 Issue 2, p257
Because of the constant threat posed by emerging infectious diseases and the limitations of existing approaches used to identify new pathogens, there is a great demand for new technological methods for viral discovery. We describe herein a DNA microarray-based platform for novel virus...
- Nutritional Impact of Probiotics as Protective Gastrointestinal Organisms. Teitelbaum, Jonathan E.; Walker, W. Allan // International Seminars in Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition;Sep2002, Vol. 11 Issue 3, p1
Discusses the nutritional impact of probiotics as protective gastrointestinal organisms. History and definition of probiotics; Information on probiotic bacteria; Effects of probiotics on health.
- The Role of P Fimbriae for Colonisation and Host Response Induction in the Human Urinary Tract. Wullt, Bjorn; Bergsten, Goran; Samuelsson, Martin; Gebretsadik, Negash; Svanborg, Catharina; Hull, Richard // Journal of Infectious Diseases;3/2/2001 Supplement 1, Vol. 183, pS43
Presents information on a study which examined the influence of P fimbriae adhesin on colonization and host response induction in the human urinary tract. Influence of P fimbriae on the threshold for significant bacteriuria in the human urinary tract; Methodology; Results and discussion.
- Host-Pathogen Interactions: The Attributes of Virulence. Casadevall, Arturo; Pirofski, Liise-anne // Journal of Infectious Diseases;8/1/2001, Vol. 184 Issue 3, p337
Discusses the concept of virulence as a possible outcome of host-microbe interaction. Definition of virulence; Attributes of virulence; Host factors that have influence to virulence.
- Host-Parasite Interactions in Staphylococcus aureus Keratitis. Jett, Bradley D.; Gilmore, Michael S. // DNA & Cell Biology;May2002, Vol. 21 Issue 5/6, p397
Ulcerative keratitis is among the leading ocular bacterial infections, and Streptococcus aureus accounts for approximately 25% of cases in some surveys. Although S. aureus expresses numerous virulence factors, many of which are under the control of staphylococcal global regulatory genes, their...
- Wolbachia infections and the expression of cytoplasmic incompatibility in Drosophila sechellia... Giordano, Rosanna; O'Neill, Scott L. // Genetics;Aug95, Vol. 140 Issue 4, p1307
Discusses Wolbachia infections and the expression of cytoplasmic incompatibility in Drosophila sechellia and Drosophila mauritiana. Presence of Wolbachia infections in Drosophila mauritiana and Drosophila sechellia stocks; Relative contributions of host and bacteria to incompatibility...
- Cytoplasmic incompatibility in Drosophila simulans: Dynamics and parameter estimates from... Turelli, Michael; Hoffmann, Ary A. // Genetics;Aug95, Vol. 140 Issue 4, p1319
Discusses the cytoplasmic incompatibility in Drosophila simulans. Cross-validation of assays for Wolbachia infection status; Geographical surveys for infection frequency and type; mtDNA analysis; Maternal transmission; Maternal transmission vs. incompatibility; Incompatibility and fecundity in...
- Bacterial diplomacy. Jones, David // Nature;1/15/1998, Vol. 391 Issue 6664, p234
Examines humorously the relationships of competing bacteria in the human body. Question of how harmony is maintained between selfish species of bacteria; Goal of a new and milder form of antibacterial therapy; Bacterial harmony a set of gentlemen's agreements; Multiple chemical signals keeping...
- YOUR MYSTERY ORGAN. Zhang, Bo // Discover;May2010, Vol. 31 Issue 4, p14
The article focuses on theories for the purpose of the appendix, including immunologist William Parker's theory that it helps repopulate beneficial bacteria to the intestine after illness, and surgeon Edward Livingston's theory that viral infection causes appendicitis.